1786 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Whitehead

Robert Potter to Edward Jerningham, April 1786; Lewis Bettany, Edward Jerningham and his Friends (1919) 353.



I knew Mr. Whitehead in the younger part of our lives. He was well-bred, modest, and amiable; a good classic scholar, and had a fine taste. All this has fallen to the share of hundreds, who have lived and died unnoticed. He was a good man of tame genius.